13 Aug 2015

Iranian Fathers and the Diverse Daughters They’ve Raised (9 Pics)

Nafise Motlaq found the way people talked about her home country, Iran, disturbing. They seemed to lack a realistic vision of the country because they relied mostly on stereotypes. 
Inspired by this frustration and a trip home to visit her father, Motlaq, a senior lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia, decided to try and explore the father-daughter relationship in Iran using photography. 
Arezoo’s father is a carpet salesman.“He is a very funny man. He makes people laugh with his jokes and acts in family parties,” she said.

Fatemeh's father is office employee. “He is a good father. I don't know what to add,” she said.

Katayoon's father is a retired army man.“My friends think he cares about me too much but I think he is a great supporter in my life,” she said.

Fatemeh’s father is a librarian in a mosque.“People think I don't have freedom because my father is a cleric but it’s not true. He gave me permission to visit the national book fair with my friends when I was 15,” she said.
Shadi’s father is a businessman.“There is a stubborn boy in his soul. You should know how to deal with him,” she said.

Zahra’s father is jobless.“I don't know what to say about him. I really don't,” she said.

Shima and Lina’s father is a civil project manager.“Our father has studied in Europe. That’s why he gave us all freedom the Western youths have in personal life,” they said.

Zahra’s father is a farm worker. “He works a lot. He works so much,” she said.

Mahsa’s father is a veteran.“He is always my hero, but I wish he was a hopeful happy father he used to be,” she said.


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